Podcast: Filmmaker Roundtable from the Global Peace Film Fest

[Note: In the above podcast, we had some technical strangeness that merged two separate shows together during recording. You can still hear the conversation, but there is a funky beat playing at the same time. Apologies.]

Carolina Groppa (producer of Autism in Love), Mike Snyder (director of The Vision Within) and Nina Gilden Seavey (director of Parables of War) joined us to talk about their films on Wednesday, September 30th  to inspire audiences ahead of an upcoming screening at the Global Peace Film Festival. Also joining us was Nina Streich, producer of the festival.

About the FilmS

The Vision Within: A group of college students travel deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to meet an ancient dream culture living today in much the same way that they have lived for thousands of years and learn how inner visions can play a critical role in our lives and in awakening a socially just, environmentally sustainable future.

Autism in Love: What happens when children with autism grow up and want to have lives of their own? Autism in Love follows Lenny’s search for the perfect woman, Lindsey and David as they consider the next step in their relationship, and Stephen as he faces the end of his marriage as best he can. Capturing the usually unexplored experiences in the lives of autistic adults, this touching documentary presents a personal and critical perspective on the most important aspect of the human condition… love.

Parables of War: Based on excerpts from the creation process of MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman’s theatrical dance piece, “Healing Wars,” Parables of War explores the intersection of art with artist and the ways in which art can help bind the wounds of war — both for the soldiers and for those they left behind.  Parables of War witnesses the journey of three men who are in one way or another casualties of war: actor Bill Pullman; dancer Keith Thompson; and former Marine Josh Bleill. Transcending performance, ‘Parables’ explores the intricate nexus that exists between art and artist, between presentation and personal narrative, between historical truth and contemporary experience. Ultimately, what is laid bare is the struggle of the wounded and their healers that expresses itself both in art as in life itself.

About the Festival

The Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) celebrates its annual event from September 28 through October 4 in various locations throughout Orlando and Winter Park Florida. This unique event draws together filmmakers and filmgoers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives. The program includes nearly 60 films from around the world, K-12 Peace Art Exhibit, and panel discussions.

The Global Peace Film Festival was established to utilize the power of the motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth. The GPFF presents films from around the world and global discussions that highlight the power of this extraordinary medium as it relates to new peace issues. See films from around the world, attend educational panels, meet filmmakers and special guests and hear from local activists about their work. Visit peacefilmfest.org for more information.

This show originally aired LIVE on September 20, 2015 at 4pm EST on WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

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